[uh-thawr-i-tair-ee-uh n, uh-thor-] /əˌθɔr ɪˈtɛər i ən, əˌθɒr-/
favoring complete obedience or subjection to as opposed to individual freedom:
authoritarian principles; authoritarian attitudes.
of or relating to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not constitutionally accountable to the people.
exercising complete or almost complete control over the will of another or of others:
an authoritarian parent.
a person who favors or acts according to authoritarian principles.
favouring, denoting, or characterized by strict obedience to authority
favouring, denoting, or relating to government by a small elite with wide powers
despotic; dictatorial; domineering
a person who favours or practises authoritarian policies
1862, “favoring imposed order over freedom,” from authority + -an. Cf. authoritative, which originally had this meaning to itself. Noun in the sense of one advocating or practicing such governance is from 1859.
[uh-thawr-i-tey-tiv, uh-thor-] /əˈθɔr ɪˌteɪ tɪv, əˈθɒr-/ adjective 1. having due ; having the sanction or weight of : an authoritative opinion. 2. substantiated or supported by documentary evidence and accepted by most in a field: an authoritative edition of Shakespeare; an authoritative treatment of a subject. 3. having an air of ; accustomed to exercising […]
[aw-ton-uh-muh s] /ɔˈtɒn ə məs/ adjective 1. Government. 2. having autonomy; not subject to control from outside; independent: a subsidiary that functioned as an autonomous unit. 3. Biology. /ɔːˈtɒnəməs/ adjective 1. (of a community, country, etc) possessing a large degree of self-government 2. of or relating to an autonomous community 3. independent of others 4. […]
[uh-vey-luh-buh l] /əˈveɪ lə bəl/ adjective 1. suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand: I used whatever tools were available. 2. readily obtainable; accessible: available resources. 3. having sufficient power or efficacy; valid. 4. Archaic. efficacious; profitable; advantageous. /əˈveɪləbəl/ adjective 1. obtainable or accessible; capable of being made use of; at […]
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